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    Elite Member The Rebel's Avatar
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    Semi-Retirement Jobs

    Hey guys, looking to cut back on my work hours and looking for some ideas of new jobs to apply to.

    I'd like to work full time Mon-Thurs 8:30am-5pm but have Fri-Sun off. No weekends or holidays.

    Anyone know or have a job that fits what I'm looking for?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    Working for someone else, probably not much outside fast food. But you can always become self employed and set your own hours. My plan is to run a videography business. Shooting video for commercials or advertising, social media, corporate events, or maybe even weddings and such. Then doing the editing to produce the final videos for the customer. I started doing this in 2019 and was starting to do pretty well until the 2020 lockdown. Once I have more time I intend to go back to it.

    My point is that there's many ways to take things you love to do and earn a living from it, or at least supplement your income.
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    That's what I am doing in my retirement, working for myself. I am selling my crap, I mean VALUABLE COLLECTIBLES on eBay. Of course, I have a massive collection of comic books, toys, books, records, coins, etc. to sell. It is working out quite well.
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    Have you guys ever heard of those companies that will clean your pet's poop from your yard? They make some good money! Well you do not need much...just a pick up truck, a scooper and a bucket. Oh and a place to depose of it permanently. Your target demographic should be 1800's homes or older. So you clean up what's on top of the ground (for a reasonable fee) then you tell the owner that you will also clean up what is under the ground...for free!
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    I like how you think Bucknut!
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    When I retired from the Fire Department in 2005 I went to work with my best friend doing trim carpentry for a high end builder. When my friend had to retire due to health issues the builder offered to keep me on for $200 a day and I could work the days I wanted to. But, I declined because there was some stuff that I couldn't do with my friends guidance, So, I hung up my tool belt and went to work for O'Reilly auto parts as a part time stock/delivery driver. About two weeks later I was offered full time work. I said I would stay if I only had to work a four day week and no weekends. I did say that if they couldn't get anybody else I would fill in on Friday. I worked like that for about 5 years, then was involved in an OTJ accident. I was returning from a delivery and was struck by a distracted driver. I don't know how fast he was driving but, I was doing the posted 30mph speed limit. He hit me diagonally right behind the drivers door. The impact tore the rear end out from under the truck,flipped me up and spun me around facing back in the direction I was coming from laying on the drivers side f the vehicle. I don't know how long I was out but, when I came to I could hear the fire engine getting close. Knowing the harassment I would get from them, I promptly removed what was left of the windshield and crawled out of the truck.
    I continued to work as long as I could only being out for 14 weeks to have my neck fused. I worked until 2019and decided I just couldn't do the job like I wanted to so I left them after 10 years and have been totally retired since then. Keeping my house and yards up is a full time job that leaves me little time for my hobbies of detecting and working on my old cars.
    I didn't think I could make it without a job. after all I had been working since I was old enough to shovel snow in the winter and cut grass, with a push mower, in the summer. That was 1958 or 59and I finally hung it up 60 years later. With the exception of cutting grass I don't have to worry about snow.
    So, talk to prospective employers and they may accommodate you.
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    Sorry to hear that Fyrffytr. I was in Lowes yesterday and asked how it was to work there and if they had my kind of hours l was looking for.

    Didn't look that way but that was just one guys opinion.

    I did total up all my annual costs. Was surprised to see I'm spending roughly 13k on groceries.

    It helped to break down all my costs to see that l can't do it right now but in 2 years once both my sons are out of college I'll be able to do it.
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